How to Balance a Golf Ball on a Club

By Andrew Smith

You may have seen the commercial in which Tiger Woods bounces a golf ball on the head of his club before hitting the ball down the fairway. Before you can learn to perform similar tricks, you must learn to balance a golf ball on a club. Similar to twirling a basketball on your index finger, it takes a great deal of concentration to learn this particular trick. You also must have total control of your golf club while attempting to balance the golf ball.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Grip the golf club with your dominant hand (your right if you're right-handed) as you normally would if you were teeing off. Then, slide your hand down to the bottom of the club's grip. Doing so will give you more control over the club as you try to balance the ball. Your other hand should be at your side.
Step 2
Place the golf ball on an even part of the ground (or the floor if you're inside).
Step 3
Position the head of the golf club right next to the golf ball. The head should be laying flat on the ground.
Step 4
Use your foot to slide the golf ball onto the club. Since you're simply learning to balance the golf ball, don't worry about scooping the ball with the club.
Step 5
Step back so that you are in your normal golf stance. The golf ball should remain resting on the golf club. You may need to slightly bend your knees in order to keep the ball on the golf club.
Step 6
Slowly bend your arm straight up so that it is at a 30 degree angle. Your hand shouldn't go above your waist.
Step 7
Move your hand back and forth while trying to keep the ball in the center of the head of the golf club. As you get the hang of this, you will be able to move your arm while keeping the ball steady.

Tips & Warnings

Keep your wrist straight in order to have more control over the club. Doing this also will help keep the ball centered on the head of the golf club.
Don't get discouraged if you have difficulty performing this trick at first. It will take some time to get control of the ball while it is on the head of the club. Once you do, though, balancing the ball will become much easier. Do not attempt to bounce the golf ball on the club until you have mastered balancing.
Don't get discouraged if you have difficulty performing this trick at first. It will take some time to get control of the ball while it is on the head of the club. Once you do, though, balancing the ball will become much easier.
Do not attempt to bounce the golf ball on the club until you have mastered balancing.

About The Author

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.

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